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Specialized Field Case Manager

Company: Embrace Families
Location: Orlando
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

At Embrace Families -we believe all kids deserve to grow up in safe, stable and loving homes. As a national leader in child welfare services, we begin by helping Central Florida families overcome the root causes of abuse and neglect through programs that offer case management and other prevention services that keep families together and build a stronger community. When a child can't remain safely in their home, we partner with local agencies to support them through foster care, adoption, mentoring -and beyond to ensure that children in bad situations move toward brighter futures.Telecommuting/Remote work options available -Starting salary: $53,000/ Year -(negotiable based on experience)------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------POSITION OBJECTIVE: - The Specialized Field Case Manager (SFCM) will mentor and support current case management staff to ensure the appropriate assessment, planning, linkage, coordination, monitoring, evaluation and advocacy to the child, family, foster family and primary caregiver. - KEY FUNCTIONS: -

  • Mentor and assist staff in identifying strengths, limitations, risk factors, and needs, and to refer and coordinate the provision of concrete services to the child, primary caregiver, and biological families of children.
  • Mentor and assist staff in providing written assessment of each family, to include Ongoing Family Functioning Assessments, Case Plans, Judicial Reviews, Safety Plans, and Family Support Plans. Assist with monitoring and reviewing case plans with team members.
  • Mentor and assist staff with maintaining face-to-face and telephone contact with each of the assigned eligible children/families in the foster home, primary residence of the child and/or family, school, day care, preschool, or any appropriate setting.
  • Mentor staff in arranging visitation schedules structured upon the completed visitation plan (consistent with court orders and safety plans) with input from the appropriate parties, supervised visitations, and documenting observations as appropriate.
  • Mentor and assist staff in notifying the biological parents, GAL and court, of any changes in status, placement, medical & clinical treatment, etc., relative to the child.
  • When requested, assist the primary caregiver(s) and/or foster family in implementing tasks and activities according to the case plan.
  • Assist staff in providing on-going support to the primary caregiver(s) and/or foster family to assist the family in providing a safe and secure home environment for the child.
  • Intervene and assist Agency/CBC staff in crisis situations.
  • Mentor and assist staff in the provision of appropriate information when applicable and accompany children to appointments, as necessary, to report progress or lack thereof.
  • Mentor and assist staff in developing and maintaining appropriate documentation and concurrent planning in accordance with Agency and/or CBC policy and procedures.
  • May be requested to attend and/or participate in staffing reviews, administrative reviews/staffing, judicial reviews, permanency staffing, school staffing, CPT staffing, meetings, etc., as related to any casework completed by the SFCM. -QUALIFICATIONS: REQUIRED:
    • Bachelor's degree in social work or related area of study
      • Related degrees include: - human services, criminology, juvenile justice, psychology, sociology, counseling, special education, education, human development, child development, family development, marriage and family therapy, and nursing
      • Minimum 1 year of experience as a Dependency Case Manager or equivalent
      • State of Florida Child Welfare Certification (CWCM) -PREFERRED:
        • Master's degree in social work or related area of study (see above)SKILLS: REQUIRED:
          • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
          • Conducts self in a professional manner with colleagues, peers, and clients. Demonstrates professional behavior toward clients consistent to the enhancement of the client's dignity and well-being. Upholds established policies and professional standards of conduct.
          • Excellent verbal and written skills
          • Strong communications & customer service skills
          • Must be capable of completing assignments with minimum guidance and supervision.
          • Ability to objectively coach & mentor staff through complex & difficult issues
          • Demonstrated ability to identify, prioritize, and execute tasks to meet deadlines.
          • Ability to understand legal documents
          • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
          • Ability to represent and promote positive and solution-oriented behaviors within their team and the organization.
          • Demonstrate cultural and linguistic competence & sensitivity to population served
          • Ability to travelSPECIAL CONDITIONS: -
            • Thorough Background Screening upon hire including FBI, FDLE, Local Law check, Employment Reference check, DMV check, Criminal Records check, Social Security Trace & Drug Screening. - FDLE check will be run at least every 5 years.
            • On-call assignments- Yes, as assigned
            • Travel- local: 50% per week, long-distance: 5% per month------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Embrace Families Values Strong Families and Strong Communities. We believe Every Child deserves a safe, stable, and loving home. We invite you to come on board and help us make that happen.
              We are the lead child welfare agency in Central Florida covering the tri-county area of Orange, Osceola and Seminole countiesWe are Innovative and have piloted programs not seen before in this industry - Ask us about our Keys to Independence Program and our work in TexasWe raise awareness with fun and inspiring events such as Dance, Dream, & Inspire, the MANicure Movement, and our Golf TournamentWe partner with organizations throughout the tri-county area to address the specific needs of our children and families at their community level. Voted one of the Top Places to Work by Orlando Sentinel A high % of Employee Engagement according to our yearly Gallup surveyEmbrace Families Values Strong Employees. Our comprehensive pay and benefit package provides a foundation of health, wellness & development supports for you and your family.
              Your benefit eligibility starts on day 1100% Employer paid basic life, AD&D and disability benefits401(k) with Employer match up to 4% of eligible payPaid Time Off accrues starting on day 1 with 27 days (216 hours) per hire year!10 paid holidays each yearA broad EAP Program with access to thousands of trainings and lifestyle discounts ranging from professional and personal which cover, mental, physical, and financial well-being Flexible hybrid work opportunities for most positionsOpportunities for learning, growth, and development A high % of Employee Engagement according to our yearly Gallup surveyMarket based pay scale and an emphasis on recognizing and rewarding staffPowered by JazzHR

Keywords: Embrace Families, Orlando , Specialized Field Case Manager, Executive , Orlando, Florida

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